The Patriotic Front has refuted allegations that it is behind the last minute withdrawal of MMD Solwezi West parliamentary candidate Fordson Malishinji from the by-election.
PF Secretary General Davies Chama has told Qfm News that the PF cannot sink so low to buy a candidate who has no value.
Mr. Chama says the MMD is a finished political party which is not a threat.
Mr. Chama says if that is what MMD used to do when they were in power, they should not think the PF is doing the same as the PF cannot engage themselves in such illegal activities.
He says he does not think the MMD had a candidate in Solwezi West, especially that the former ruling party has not fielded candidates in past by-elections.
Mr. Chama adds that President Edgar Lungu cannot send a plane at huge cost simply just to pick up a candidate from what he termed as a finished political party.
He says the MMD has no following in Solwezi West, but that instead it is the UPND which has a bigger following there.